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  1. Precision Dragon Elite Youth Shooting Team

    Precision Dragon Elite Youth Shooting Team

    Kevin Taylor shares how the Precision Dragon Elite Youth Team in Tennessee Got its Start in PRS

    Competitive Shooting can offer junior shooters the opportunity to learn new skills, take on challenging situations, build confidence, and demonstrate responsibility and teamwork. Plus, it gets them off their phones and into the great outdoors!

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  2. All About Muzzle Velocity

    All About Muzzle Velocity

    Truing your muzzle velocity is an important step for achieving shooting accuracy, though I often hear shooters say that they skip it. I've found that the ones who tend to skip that step, are also, frequently, the same shooters that then talk about missing the mark at long range shots.

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  3. Precision Rifle Shooting: Rookie Experience & Insider Tips

    Precision Rifle Shooting: Rookie Experience & Insider Tips

    I am a competitive person. I admit it. I actually enjoy beating my kids in mini golf. I have competed at all levels, particularly in sports starting with little league softball to the recent World Championship Dragon Boat Competition 2017. When I approached the starting line at the World Championships, fully aware of the USA team name splashed across the back of my shirt, it made me pause to reflect and take a deep breath. I was poised and ready to win. This type of excitement and purpose is echoed in other passion sports like shooting.

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  4. Long-Range Shooting Tips with Todd Hodnett

    Long-Range Shooting Tips with Todd Hodnett

    Recoil Magazine dubbed him “The Long Range Cowboy”. When it comes to shooting, this man is the expert. Todd Hodnett of Accuracy 1st, Inc has trained the military's top snipers and continues to be one of the most sought after instructors in the world. In this video series, he talks about how you can learn to be a better shooter before you even hit the range by training with a Kestrel Ballistics Meter. Watch the whole series for tips on long-range shooting!

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  5. What is Density Altitude?

    What is Density Altitude?

    While many of us don't think about density altitude in our everyday lives, it impacts the environment and even how airplanes perform while in the air. With dense air, nitrogen and oxygen are tightly packed together to make the surrounding air heavier than other locations. Air density varies depending on where you're located in the world, but temperature and altitude are two primary factors that influence density altitude.

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  6. Barometric Pressure vs. Station Pressure: What's the Difference?

    Barometric Pressure vs. Station Pressure: What's the Difference?

    When it comes to measuring barometric pressure, there is a bit of science going on behind the scenes. Let's take a look at the difference between barometric vs. station pressure and the variables that go into calculating the two readings.

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  7. How Barometric Pressure Influences Winter Fishing

    How Barometric Pressure Influences Winter Fishing

    While many of us imagine fishing on hot and lazy summer days, plenty of people head to the nearest fishing spot for a wintertime catch. Fishing in the winter is a different experience than warmer weather on several levels. When it comes to cold weather fishing, barometric pressure is a key indicator to your success. Here is an overview of how barometric pressure influences winter fishing and how to increase your chances of catching more fish.

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  8. Kestrel Meters & Drones Help Cut Costs & Risk in Construction

    Kestrel Meters & Drones Help Cut Costs & Risk in Construction

    The use of drones in construction is on the rise. From the ease of surveying large areas to automatic data collection capabilities, drones are helping construction companies to save time and reduce risk at the jobsite. A recent article on EquipmentWorld.com discussed the spreading trend, "Across North America, drones are proving their value and gaining momentum in materials management on roadbuilding projects, as well as for their usefulness in bridge inspections. Drones are also improving worker and public safety as they keep lane closures to a minimum and reduce the time that inspectors are high off the ground, transportation departments say."

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  9. Becoming the Predator: How to Use Kestrel Meters to Hunt Predators and Varmints

    Becoming the Predator: How to Use Kestrel Meters to Hunt Predators and Varmints

    You can't control the weather on your hunt, but you can plan around it for success. Kestrel Weather Meters can give you a heads up on ground conditions to help you decide if you should head out with your calls or stay home.

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  10. Everything You Need to Know About Wind Chill

    Everything You Need to Know About Wind Chill

    Whipping winds can make cold weather conditions feel unbearable. Especially during the winter months, wind chill makes a big impact on how you’ll feel when you’re outdoors---even when the sun is shining! But what is wind chill and how does it affect the human body?

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